Wright & Filippis Announces Acquisitions & The Opening of a New Office in Orageburg S.C.

Wright & Filippis (W&F) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Williams Orthotics Services (WOS) in Flint Michigan. Steve Williams along with his wife Mary have been providing high quality Orthotic services in the Flint area for over 30 years. Steve will continue to see patients and attend clinics as part of the W&F team.

A.J. Filippis, C.E.O. of W&F, said “Steve Williams a well-respected Orthotic clinician started his career at W&F over 40 years ago maintains a professional relationship with the physicians in Flint and the McLaren Healthcare System, one of the largest hospital systems in Flint, Michigan.” Wright & Filippis with help from Steve Williams also recently secured a new Prosthetic & Orthotic provider agreement with covering McLaren Healthcare system covering 11 hospitals. Steve Williams is currently working with Wright & Filippis and the WOS patients to assure continued high quality patient care.
As Wright & Filippis continues to focus on organic growth, we are experiencing a 6% growth rate in P&O from same store sales through June. Looking ahead, with the combination of our current growth and recent acquisitions we are forecasting double digit growth by the end of the year.

Carolina Orthotics and Prosthetics (COP) an affiliate of Wright and Filippis, “has been actively growing and acquiring business in the state of South Carolina thanks to C. Ralph Hooper, JR., CPO and his expert staff”, said Steven M. Filippis, V.P. of Acquisitions and Mergers. “We are always looking for new partners and acquisitions, but our overriding goal is to find partners that share the same goal and expectation of growing the business while providing the highest quality of service to patients, just like partners Hooper and Williams have done.”

In February, COP opened a new office in Orangeburg SC, which is in close proximity to the Orangeburg Regional Medical Center. This new office is under the management and supervision of Wesley Haygood, CP, of Columbia, SC, and the day-to-day operations are handled by Jay Howland. “The addition of an office in Orangeburg have been geographically desirable in relation to our existing South Carolina offices. Hooper says. “We have had long standing relationship with the referral base in Orangeburg and until now, we were unable to service the community. Our new office will afford us the opportunity to do so”.

Last year, COP also purchased Coastal Orthotics and Prosthetics in Murrells Inlet, SC., previously owned by Bill Van which he operated for over 25 years. Bill and the staff from COP will be working from one location to better serve the patients. Bill as part of his retirement plan continues to work part time with the COP staff. The Murrells Inlet office also serves the Myrtle Beach region and has been steadily increasing their referrals and business levels since the acquisition.

About Wright & Filippis
Wright & Filippis is a Michigan-based healthcare company specializing in prosthetics, orthotics, custom mobility solutions and home accessibility systems. Founded in 1944, Wright & Filippis is the state’s largest full-service home healthcare provider with 24 state-wide offices. For more information, visit www.FirstToServe.com.

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